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WordPress for Website Management & Blogging

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This presentation covers the mechanics of how WordPress works with a focus on using it within an organization or business to maintain content. Some basic SEO tips and suggested plugins are discussed.

The material presumes the learner operates an existing WordPress website or blog, or is planning to get one soon.

When you have completed this workshop, you will have mastered the basics of using

WordPress, including:

Introduction to the administrative section and initial settings Adding and managing pages WordPress menu options Blog posts Blog categories Managing Images Embedding YouTube (or Vimeo) video Managing plugings and widgets Jon’s Favourite FREE Pluggins TinyMCE Advanced Contact Form 7 WP SEO by Yoast Advanced image gallery options NextGen Gallery Lightbox Social Media Tools Questions & answers This presentation does not talk about design, or programming in any detail beyond basic operation, viewing HTML, and copying code for embedding images and video. Jon will gladly speak with learners regarding his recommendations for how to work with a design firm to set up a custom WordPress theme after class.

Prerequisites: This course is ideal for individuals who have minimal or no experience using WordPress.

Basic computer skills are necessary to complete this course. These skills include: a basic understanding of a computer's operating system, the ability to navigate the environment using a mouse and keyboard, an understanding of computer file storage, launching an application, and creating and saving files. It is also recommended that students are also familiar with using the internet.

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